Just in Time For the Holidays – V.Reader, the Interactive E-Reading System

What parent doesn’t love the joy of sharing a book with his child? As a mom of three, I know that the time spent choosing, reading and talking about books with my preschooler, kindergartner and sixth grader is always valuable. I love that they each have interest in books that they indulge on their own, too.

My younger children and I have recently had the opportunity to “test drive” an electronic reading system together, which is a completely new experience for them. VTech, a company that is well known for its electronic learning toys, now makes the V.Reader, an interactive e-reading system. I’m happy to share with you our impressions, as well as to offer you a giveaway opportunity just in time for the holidays!


The Logistics

The V.Reader is recommended for 3-7 year old children, and it features a 3.5″ color touch screen. A small stylus is provided that fits snugly into the bottom of the V.Reader, or children can simply use their fingertips to navigate on screen. A full QWERTY keypad sits below the touchscreen, along with different colored buttons for interacting with the games and stories. One story is included in the game system, and additional story cartridges are available for purchase to use with the system. Also, children can opt to use the internal art studio or coloring book features to create or alter images.

Downloadable Content

Using the VTech Learning Lodge Navigator, a program to download onto a computer, parents can connect the V.Reader to a computer and download more than 45 different titles for their children to read and interact with, as well as keep track of their child’s progress using the system. Many of the available titles feature characters most likely already familiar to kids, including Toot and Puddle and the entire Sesame Street gang. I’m personally quite pleased to see nonfiction options available from National Geographic, featuring informative texts that will engage young children.

Usability and Educational Benefits

My children are not terribly tech-savvy, for their use of electronic games is quite limited. Yet, even with little previous experience to draw upon, my five year old daughter was immediately comfortable navigating the V.Reader system. The interactive nature of the system includes narration, audio prompts and graphics that all assist pre-reading children in using the product. I’m sure that she has no idea that her growing sense of the written word and understanding of sound-letter relationships are all benefiting from interacting with an electronic storybook! As a preschool teacher, I know the importance of reading in a young child’s life, and I always advocate for getting as many books into children’s hands as possible. As a supplemental reading experience, I see the value of the V.Reader system for providing children with a unique way of interacting with fun text and familiar characters.

Our Experience

My kids and I have a daily bus commute that can get pretty darn boring, and I’ve been thankful for the V.Reader’s ability to keep them engaged during this time. I like the size of the product, which is just right for their little hands, and the volume control is also a helpful feature when using this in public. We haven’t gone the headphones route, but that’s another good option to have, too. The system comes with credit toward downloading three free books, though it should be noted that you need to purchase an SD card separately to be able to take advantage of this offer. The cartridges that are available for purchase in stores are typically around $20 each, making them perhaps good gift options for when the grandparents ask about holiday gifts!

VTech is a company committed to advocating for the importance of reading in young children’s lives, and as such, they have partnered with First Book to donate 4,000 new books to reading programs across the country. That is an initiative that matters, in my opinion! For more information on VTech, feel free to check them out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Giveaway Time!

VTech would like to give one of our readers the opportunity to win a V.Reader interactive e-reading system. To enter to win, leave a comment here telling us what you love about your own child’s reading experiences!

This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2011. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Monday, December 5th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.

Disclosure: I was provided with a VTech V.Reader system to use with my children in order to write a review of our experience. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Written by contributor Dawn, who lives a life immersed in books. When she’s not reading to her preschool class or her own children, she’s posting reviews on 5 Minutes for Books or blogging away at my thoughts exactly.

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  1. DeDe Smith says

    I love how much my 6-year-old daughter loves to read. She is like me and loves to delve into other worlds and adventures. It’s so fun to see her eyes light up when she talks about the things she is reading. I hope its always like this for her!

  2. says

    My first grader now brings books home from school that he is supposed to read to us. He’s doing wonderfully, and I love seeing these new worlds open up for him. I also love how much both my kids seem to like visiting the library!

  3. June says

    Reading has always been a great learning tool in our family ever since I was a little girl. Many years ago I had to have a tutor one summer to help get me up to par with my reading. This give away is great for helping children who are just starting out.

  4. Erin B says

    I love when my son sits in my lap & wants to cuddle & read. He likes to do some of his own “reading” too. Always fun to hear his version!

  5. says

    My daughter would love this! My favorite thing about my children’s reading experience is that they love to read! That will serve them so well in their lives.

  6. Cindy Ray says

    I love when my son wants to snuggle up on the couch or sit at the table and wants me to read to him or he attempts to read. He actually started to read just a little last week. It was amazing!

    green_eyed_princesss at msn dot com

  7. Emily E says

    I love my daughter’s passion for books. She’s only 3 so she can’t “read” yet, but she is always surrounded by a pile of books. She would sleep with a half dozen books under her pillow until we made her start putting them in a basket beside her bed. :)

  8. Christa C says

    My neice is so excited about learning to read! Every day she tells me about the new letter she learned in Kindergarten. She says, “I can read the letter M!” I’m excited to see her grow and learn many new things!

  9. says

    We homeschool and learning to read is first on our daily schedule. My daughter is getting it, but my son is a visual learner. This would be perfect for us. I love it when they “get it”.

  10. says

    My son is almost 3 so he does not read himself yet, but he loves to have books read to him. Every night it’s a struggle to get him to go to bed because he always wants one more. I know he will love to read when he gets to the point of being able to read himself.

  11. Shakara says

    I love how my baby girl picks up a book for me to read to her just as much or even more than she plays with her toys! It’s amazing how she tries to sound out the words or learn new sign language on a daily basis.

  12. Jennifer C. says

    My 3 year old loves being read to and also loves to “read” books to me. Although he can’t really read the words he loves to make up a story based off the pictures and tell it to me.

  13. says

    I don’t have a child of my own, but I have taught children to read and it is the single most wonderful thing to watch! I love seeing them evolve from not knowing the single sounds to fluently reading and comprehending every word!

  14. says

    I love watching my 5 year old son learning his letters and picking them out in the books while he is reading! He also loves being read too!

  15. Courtney says

    We are just entering this reading process – but I love the interest he has for learning to read right now. I know the love of reading may not always be there – so its so fun that he’s loving it currently!

  16. says

    Lil Man is just starting to learn the concept of phonetics and what it’s all about. I have enjoyed listening to him sound out words and be able to identity the different letters in each word. He is starting to spell three letter words and it’s amazing how quick he catches on!

  17. Karlie says

    I love watching my three-year old pretending to read as he sounds or spells out words, but most of all I love how he will ask me to read to him any time of the day.

  18. Liz V. says

    It’s my niece for whom I’d like this. One time when we spoke recently, she and her three year old were sharing Beatrix Potter.

  19. Jennifer Marie says

    I love watching my boys when they are listening to stories. They try and read, but it is just memorization. (It is a start, right?)

  20. Mary says

    My daughter learned to read at an early age and I loved that she has become a voracious reader…books are very important in our house.

  21. Amanda Ro. says

    My little niece used to not be into books very much. But, the more time she spent with me, the more she started looking forward to reading books, and eventually she started to just bring them up and ask to be read to. This would be perfect for her!

  22. taylor marves says

    i love that my son is just interested in reading because i know some kids arent!
    taylormarves at gmaild ot com

  23. Jeremy says

    My niece and nephew are not quite old enough to read, but it is so much fun to see them identify letters and then keep saying them over and over~

  24. says

    Of my three children only two children have started reading and so late in life (one is 28 and the other is 21) I am glad that its better late than never…

  25. says

    I love reading with both of my kids. I love to see them rip into the pages really reading by the pictures. my son is kindergarten and my daughter is three. We would really love to win the vreader.

  26. says

    It is so important to instill a love of reading when children are young. I would love to be able to present this to my 5 year old for Christmas this year. It would make her whole year! :)

  27. Leslie Johnson says

    I love that the highlight of my daughter’s week is going to the library. After picking out several books, she devours them within a day or two.

  28. Claire says

    I love that my children love books and can’t wait until they can read books on their own. I am constantly looking for things to help teach my daughter to read and explore books.

  29. kathleen says

    My almost four year old is now at the point where he can identify all the letters on the page. It’s really fun to watch him take pride in how much he has learned

  30. Erin says

    My daughter is 4. I love it when she sounds out a word and gets it right, even when it’s not familiar. Like last night, she read a list I had made and said “David!” And she was right! She was so proud of her achievement. Great to see!

  31. Brigitte says

    My second grader is reading on a fifth grade level and I attribute it all to reading at an early age. We always have at least 20 books checked out from he library at a time. Now my 4 year old is showing the passion for this wonderful world of imagination as well. She would love this tool neat

  32. Vilmarys says

    I have books all over my apartment. I love how my daughter will pick up a book and say “I want to read.” She’ll pick 5 books for me to read to her at night and if I don’t say enough, she would keep bringing me books to read to her. Books are so important and I’m happy that my love for reading was passed on and that we can share it together! Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Lachelle B says

    My 4 year old is just starting to figure out how to put letters together and read simple words and I love seeing her get so excited about it!

  34. says

    My daughter is 4.5 and is already reading in preschool – she is sounding out words and everything. We are so proud of her, and since we are both avid readers, we will continue to instill this love of reading in her!

  35. Niecey Docherty says

    I’m a homeschooling mom and have been amazed at how intuitive reading has been to my now 7 year old, who pretty much taught herself to read, whereas her sister has needed lots more one on one instruction.

  36. kim says

    With a first grader and a there is no doubt this is on both thier lists! What a great way to continue our love of reading. We want this one!

  37. says

    All of my kids love to read! They’ve had a love for books since they were little. They’re all older now, but I would love to win this for my 3 year old nephew — he loves books too!

    Thank you!

  38. Melissa P. says

    I love that my sons school requires him to read and that he actually enjoys it. He loves books full of humor and facts.

  39. Candace W. says

    I would love for my new little kindergartener to win this prize. She loves school and she is getting into reading. She does have some problems with sounding out words and I think this would help her a lot. This would aide her in becoming a better reader by starting at the great age of 5. Thank you and I hope she wins.

  40. Jenny P. says

    My 5 year old son is just at the beginning stages…learning alphabet and sounds, and I know this would be a big hit with him.

  41. says

    As a mother of three and grandmother of five, I am at a loss s to where to begin to share the delights of reading.
    I read the Narnia Chronicles as i was nursing my oldest. He later read them at least ten times and can quote segments from memory. (Was it passed on in the milk?)
    Our daughter could read so fast that her teachers could not believe she had finished. She constantly got in trouble for ‘not reading’. She has consumed more books than most.
    A favorite activity is to read to the grandchildren, as long as they are willing. Those days pass all too quickly.

  42. Janna says

    I would love to win this for my step-son. He is behind on reading and I’ve been working really hard to get him up to pace with his class and get him interested in reading since he plays video games for hours a day at his other home. We don’t allow them here and I would love to give him something that is kind of a compromise.

  43. vickie couturier says

    I love watching his face as the sounds come together to make a word that he discovered all by himself

  44. Amy Brewer says

    I love to watch my 5 year old son trying to read. He knows a couple words but that is all. We sat down and when he sees one of the words he knows he says that word really loud…

  45. McKim says

    I love reading to my little grandson. He doesn’t pay attention for a long period of time yet, but it gives me extra snuggle time and he likes pointing at things on the pages.

  46. says

    I would love this for my 3 year old. My older two daughters and I are all avid readers (my husband, not so much) and I am encouraging my youngest to love books too.

  47. Danyell Pasillas says

    My son and daughter have difficulties reading. And the teachers have suggested this to be a great Christmas gift. They say the tech really helps!!!! :-)

  48. Belinda McNabb says

    I love that my son wants to read everything he can get his hand on. It opens up a new world to him


  49. Kristen M. says

    Reading is “huge” in our house. I love the light bulb moments and experiencing my kid’s excitement at reaching new milestones. I’ll never forget when my two oldest read their first books out loud. I’m looking forward to when my youngest reaches the same milestone.

  50. says

    I think this would be wonderful to help young readers tremendously. My grandson has special needs and is not reading yet, but I’m pretty sure he is quite capable, but he is non verbal. I do think he could maneuver this one.

  51. says

    Thanks to V Tech reading system, my kids love reading even more. When my daughter was in Kindergarten, the teacher assessed her reading skill as in the advance first grade level.

  52. clarissa says

    it was so rewarding to teach my children to read…watching them catch on and learn (I homeschool so I am solely responsible for their progress)

  53. theresa lattieri says

    my kids would really love to have this i have recently lost my job to a cut back and i have very little money to spend on christmas… and this would be great gift for them

  54. says

    My favorite part of my children’s reading experience is watching them really get into a book. Whether it is a book they are reading themselves or listening to me read, I just love to watch their faces light up at a story they enjoy. This VReader looks like a perfect addition for any family!

  55. says

    I like when I see my child not being so frustrated when trying. I know that once she really gets it it’s just going to be a huge relief to us all.

  56. Dawn Hecke says

    This would be great to win because it can get frustrating at times trying to teach a child to read.This would help out alot!

  57. Nicole Vosburgh says

    My son is a little too young to begin reading, but he will be soon! This would be perfect to help him begin his reading journey!

  58. chasity cohran says

    my daughter has just started kindergarten and is learning to read. This gift would really help her alot. She is loving learning new words and i’d like her to continue to keep up the great work with her great imagination. THANKS SO MUCH.

  59. says

    My son just turned 6 and he’s in kindergarten. TODAY HE read me a book he’s never seen before. a DR. SEuss book. He read it sounding out words and simply amazed me. I was SOOOO VERY Proud of him. SO Proud. I love that he loves reading!!!

  60. Jennifer Folker says

    My son taught himself to read when he was 4. I read to him every night, and he memorized a lot of words, and figured out the rest on his own.

  61. brooke fouts says

    My son is 3 1/2 and is now in preschool, he doesnt quiet enjoy sitting and LISTENING during reading time, so I have been trying to find new ways for it to be more enjoyable! I think this would be a great option to help him learn not only to read but to make him listen at the same time!

  62. says

    We have a relatively new reader in our house, and as a bookworm myself … it’s thrilling to see her blossoming with this new skill! What an amazing world it opens up for them.

    Never tried an electronic reader, but we make looooong roadtrips to Nanna & Grandpas, so would love to try it!


  63. Melissa N. says

    my niece and nephew are teaching each other to love readin -ones in kindergarden, and the other in preschool – so this would be amazing to have for them to curl up and read with each other.

  64. Jeannette rodriguez says

    My 3 year old is passionate with books and enjoys telling his own version of the books, the v reader rojo help him get a head start on his reading. He enjoys playing with it at the stores and is excited to know these are new books!

  65. Dominique says

    My Little Brother Would Absolutely LOVE This!! He’s Very Much Into Reading & Even Tries To Teach His Nephew…This Would Be Great For Him!

  66. brittany vandewalker says

    i have 2 daughters ages 3 and 4.my children love to look at book all the time.this would be great to teach them to read.

  67. Dena Kimball says

    I would love to win one of these for my son Isaac! As a Special Education teacher, I think that it is important to recognize the role that technology can play in supporting a child’s reading growth. I love to sit and read to my son, but he also enjoys independent reading time. I like the idea of the interaction that this technology can offer to enrich my child’s independent reading time.

  68. Michelle says

    I love that my son is figuring words out on his own, and it is so great to see how pleased he is with himself when he gets it right.

  69. Kelly D says

    My son is 6 and I love that he can read a lot of signs when we are out shopping and driving around town. It is fun to see a whole new world open up to them.

  70. Mandi Janvrin says

    I have a 6 year old and 1 year old and one of our favorite days of the week is tuesday when we make our trip to the library, we all love to read ( the 1 year old loves the pictures) and we make it a point to read for 20 minutes each night, my 6 year old is impressing me more everyday with his ability to read and how much he actually wants to..

  71. Stephanie Baker says

    This would be great for my niece. She is 3 years old and isn’t reading words yet, but she loves books and “reading” the stories based on the pictures. Reading is so important. This is great!

  72. Jen says

    I love that my kids are always snuggling up on the couch asking for me to read another book. I also love seeing how excited my 4 year old gets when she reads a new book to me.

  73. Candice says

    I have autistic 7-year-old daughter, Scarlet, who would greatly benefit from this toy. She loves books and is quite good at electronics. She loves anything that talks to her.

  74. Juli Guthrie says

    I love to see my kids enjoyment of books. The only problem is every time we go to a store they think they need to get a new one! :)

  75. Vanessa says

    I love when my kids read something that they’ve never read before and I know it was all them! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

  76. Geri S says

    My boys are all grown up, but when they were kids and learning how to read we would do lots of fun things to help them learn. When they were 4 years old I had a set of magnet ABC on the refrigerator. Each night I would give them a letter to get off the frig. and we would go over the sound of the letter and say woulds that start with that letter. As they learned those letter we started doing hard things. I had the names of the appliance and other things around the house. Each night we would read a book. I would read or sometimes I would have them read to me. Even if they didn’t know the words I would tell them look at the picture. Sometimes the picture will tell you about what’s happening. It’s also fun just to see what they come up with. It sometimes a whole different story. That’s just some of the things we did.

  77. Tara says

    I love when my 2 year old insists on reading The Foot Book before bed, and when her 3 year old brother makes up his own stories.

  78. Natasha H says

    I love that my child loves his letters…he knows all of them by name and sound and is starting to learn the sounds when you put certain ones together (EG: Sh, Ch )

  79. Liat says

    This product looks fun and educational. My three school-age kids would love it.

    My two younger ones would learn lots too.

  80. rebecca m says

    I love that my son LOVES books! He loves to be read to, or to look on his own. I would love anything that would help me support and encourage that. I love to curl up with him and a good firefighting book.

  81. Ashley H. : ) says

    This looks like an awesome and fun way for younger kids to learn how to read! My three year old son loves books and looking at books! We are working with him on his ABC’s so he is on track to reading… : )

  82. DEBORAH BOWEN says


  83. says

    I have taught 5 children to read as we home educate and each has been different. It ‘s so exciting to see them become engaged when they begin reading their first words. I have had a child quickly pick it up, one take his time slow and steady, one excited and one with a learning disability. It has been a fun time spent sitting together with books reading. My favorite past time. I have begun the challenge again with my new Kindergartener . We are enjoying many good books together and that is the real treat.

    Mom of 5
    Mom to 2 step children all grown up
    Nanna to 2 adorable grandchildren

  84. Judy Lipcsak says

    There is nothing better than curling up with my grandchildren and a book at bedtime. It truly is a special moment!

  85. ACMommy3 says

    I am so thrilled to see my children loving books…it’s a love that has been passed down from my parents to me and now to them, and it’s so special. I love cuddling up on the couch reading together – and then the pride on their faces when they can read on their own – as well as the fun adventures we share with audio books and library visits. And V. Reader is just another awesome way to enjoy reading!! :-) creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com

  86. Colleen Hallisey says

    I love when my older son reads to my younger son. Getting lost in a book is wonderful and I love that they are sharing it together!

  87. Julie says

    I love watching and listening to my daughter as she tries to read and sometimes the words get jumbled and she just laughs and says lets do it again until I can get it right she loves reading:)

  88. Karen Asarak says

    I have three girls, I just love how my youngest daughter loves to play school and read to her baby dolls. what a blessing it is to see her sitting and reading to them, she has a hard time with the words see is reading but she is always determend to try, :)

  89. Jen says

    I use “voices” when reading to my children-accents,change the pitch of my voice,etc. As they learn to read on their own I love to see them doing the same when reading aloud!

  90. Brandy says

    My 6 year old son and my 5 year old daughter both love to read! (which is exciting for myself and them!) They both saw this on a commercial and are so excited Christmas is coming up and it might be waiting for them under the tree.. That would make us all very happy!

  91. Jennifer says

    I have a daughter who is eight and she just loves to read. She is always reading, but she has trouble reading and is in a special reading class at school to help her. Whatever I could do more with her at home to increase her reading would be a blessing!

  92. christine says

    i am a single mom with 5 children under the age of ten who will love to have the e reader. I buy books and flashcards to keep them well educated but with this educational toy teaching will b easier and exciting.

  93. zmansmamma says

    My son is 6, autistic and learning to read every time he sees this commercial he comes running happy as can be yelling read! read! v-tech items have always interested him his favorite was the talking alphabet plush frog TAD

  94. Amanda Boerst says

    What a great giveaway! My son is only 7 months old but loves when I read with him. He’ll look at the book and then look at me and watch me talk. He loves turning the pages and when we’re done he opens the book again to read some more.

  95. sassy says

    My son is 4 and begs for me to read to him. It is so precious. I love how interested in books he is. He is learning his letters now and it is so cute when he recognizes a letter that he has learned. I sure hope I win this for him. He has seen the commercials for this on his tv and said how he wants that so he can read to me instead of me reading to him.

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

  96. Shannon Thompson says

    i love how excited my little girl gets when she sounds out the word and gets it right.. it is exciting ans she is doing so good.. i would love to give this to her as a christmas present.


  97. MayMay says

    I would definately love this for my little sister. Shes on the bridge of learning and i try to help my family as much as i can with their education and things. She would love to have such a thing. Thank You VERY much. You are truly appreciated by me .

  98. april yedinak says

    I love seeing how excited they get when they finish a passage by themselves for the first time.

  99. Kristin says

    My DD loves us to read to her. We read at least 10 books a day. Sometimes it is the same book 10 times if she is stuck on really enjoying one book LOL. This would be the perfect thing for her. Thanks so much for the chance.

  100. Quirita says

    The gift of reading is one of the best gifts you could ever give! Reading is the building block to learning…and the more you know the more you grow!!!!!!!!!!

  101. Brandy says

    This would be perfect!! My son will be 3 in January and is well on his way to reading, everyone is amazed at the words he spells and reads now!!

  102. says

    My sons and I will sit together and read. My 1 year old loves to point at the pictures so I try and help him with what it is called he is pointing at. With my 5 year old we sound out the letters together and try to figure out what the word is


  103. says

    My son is only 4 but loves reading books with us. He loves us reading to him and he loves to read to us! His reading to us is always so fun and lively. I love that he can pick out words he recognizes from site and spell them out as we read along.

  104. ashley rexrode says

    i would love to get this for my daughter. there are few reading systems out there and i have been trying to decide on one but after seeing this post my mind is made up. This looks amazing!!! thanks so much for the oppourtunity :)

  105. Candice says

    I am a single mom of 5, ages 6-9, ao things are always hectic in my home. I try really hard to have one on one with each of my kids, but working full time and tending to their needs is challenging. My youngest boy who is 6, is in the 1st grade and is struggling with his reading. He was premature at birth and had a near death experience when he was 9 months old, so he has had some minor set backs from the beginning. He wants to read so bad and I sit down with him when I can to try to help him learn how to soound out his letters into words, he does great when you help him. I would love for him to have something like this to help him read during the times that I can’t sit down with him.

  106. Star Kirby says

    I love the look on their face when they know that they can read! It’s awesome! My 4 year old is about ready to start learning to read and I can’t wait!

  107. Marlena U. says

    I love how she “reads” each night before bed. It is priceless to sit in our room next door and listen to her recite the words as she thinks the story should go!

  108. Lonna says

    My 4 yr old (and 9 yr. old if I know him) would LOVE this! Reading is FUN and now there are so many ways to experience the joy of reading.

  109. Nicholle says

    As a teacher, I love that look you can see in their eyes when they truly “get it” for the first time and realize “Wow! I’m reading!”

  110. Gretchen Gerth says

    My family has always been big on reading, and now watching my 4 year old granddaughter start to recognize letters and sound out words, well it just makes my skin tingle!

  111. Missy Lynnh says

    My kids are just now learning letters and putting them together. It’s so neat to see their excitement as they start getting it!

    mlynnh5 at gmail dot com

  112. says

    I love all the new electronic reading things that have popped up over the last few years… reading is so much different for kids now, and i love watching my kids learn in a new way!!

  113. says

    I LOVE reading with my son! He just turned 3! We read at least 40 minutes a day almost every day since he was born. He memorizes his favorite books and “reads” them back! He’s getting good with his letters too! I can’t wait until he can read with me.

  114. says

    My son is only now getting into the habit of “reading” on his own and he really takes pleasure in looking at all the pictures and telling the story in his own words. Seeing the smile on his face is always such a delight!

  115. Quanisha Patrick says

    I love that my daughter’s favorite place to go each week is the library. She’s only 3 but she absolutely loves reading!

  116. Trista says

    as a teacher, I know how important early literacy is! I woul use this in my classroom to help the older readers who are not on grade level – I am in a way their parent while at school :)

  117. Karen says

    My grandmother got my children into reading at a young age. My children would spend hours sitting on her lap as she read the book over and over. It was a joy for me to see there time together, after she passed when I spend time reading to them we think of her and we smile. All the time she spend with them brought upon there love for reading!

  118. geneveve2 says

    My G’daughter is 4. She is learning basic words. I am so proud when she reads a word correctly. Her mind is like a sponge right now. As long as we make reading and learning fun, she will soak up new info daily. I never “made” my kids read. I encouraged them through fun and games. It worked for us. I have some smart adult children now.

  119. Mrs. Jessica Bassey says

    This is great for my son really hope we get lucky this year it will make my son so happy on Christmas day! Happy Holidays:)

  120. Cindy Ray says

    My 4 yr old is getting ready to start reading and I think he would love this so much! Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway :)

    green_eyed_princesss at msn dot com

  121. says

    I love teaching my children how to read, and seeing the world open up to them. They don’t have any electronic toys or game systems, so this would be a huge thing for them!

  122. says

    I love their curiosity about everything on the pages and not just the words…sometimes we make a whole back story out of the pictures…LOL …heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

  123. amberly t says

    My 4 yr old has been begging for this all year and I would love to provide it for him… it would make me happy to see him that excited.

  124. Melanie says

    I love the whole process of watching your children turn into little readers. I love it all- pointing at pictures and making up their own story line, to being totally engrossed in a book of their own. This sounds like a great product. Thanks for the opportunity.

  125. Brooke D. says

    I love the excitment when my little girl just learned how to read and finished her first book! She couldn’t wait to read it to Daddy when he got home! She would be thrilled to own this!

    Thanks for the chance!

  126. Laney M. says

    I have always been a bookworm and like mother like daughter lol. My daughter’s grandmother and I are always buying books for her. She loves to sit with me and have me read the whole book three or four times . Then we talk all about the book :) I love that she is a little bookworm too!

  127. Katrina says

    My 3 year old and 4 year old could really use this gift. We have been reading books since they were born. Thier favorite books are firetrucks, diego, and little einstiens. Thank you for this opportunity and hopefully we will win.

  128. CHRISTINA WOOD says

    My daughter is just now getting into reading so this would be great for her! Just watching her try to figure out the charcters, etc. of the book is rewarding!

  129. Rachel H says

    I love when she takes the book later and “pretends” to read it to her little 3 month old brother. She remembers its pretty well, and elaborates as she goes to compensate when she doesn’t. Just a joy to see when she’ll take a book from the checkout aisle instead of a candy bar!

  130. Cynthia Brooks says

    I love that my 4 year old has learned to sit in bed each night and recreate reading her favoorite books. Sometimes I even find her reading from memory to her 2 year old sister, and I just love that my 4 year old has her big sister to look up to because every night she reads chapter books and I just know she’s taking it in since my 3 girls share a room together and can see everything the other is doing. I also find it funny when I’m reading to her that we’ll start a book at the beginning but quickly she’ll end up flipping to her favorite parts for me to read them to her, and it feels good when she genuinully laughs because I’m really playing up the characters’ voices in her books. But admittingly I don’t read to her every single night and I think she would completely LOVE the V reader on the nights I don’t.

  131. Kerry says

    I’ve enjoyed reading to my kids every night and love that they are able to memorize parts of the books at such young ages.

    alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

  132. Ashley says

    I love that although my son can’t sit still any other time, He loves when I read to him. He focuses and is actually learning better. I’ll make sure to go through each word so he learns to read on his own. He reminds me everyday that he wants me to read before bed. For only being 5, that’s pretty good.

  133. Jill says

    I love my four year old’s imagination as he reads to himself. When he gets too quiet, he is either reading or in lots of trouble. 😉

  134. Lantana H. says

    I love when my son sounds out words. He enunciates them slowly like I do when I’m teaching him and it’s really cute.

  135. Lynn says

    As a school librarian, i give away books, t-shirts or other goodies. I would love to have this to give away to one of my many needy students!

  136. says

    I love how my children love to read or for the little ones….look through books and read through pictures. And perhaps what I love the most is watching my older ones read to the little ones!

  137. Karla Sceviour says

    I loved reading to my son when he was little,and then when he started to read on his own,he would read to me..how sweet! :)
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  138. Joni Owada says

    My 3 year old is giving readiness signs of wanting to read…I think this would be so great to have to start teaching her to read!

  139. says

    It is always an amazing journey when a child allows themselves to start opening up to that door called reading. We have used a variety of methods with our children to engage them from birth in a love for books. Daily reading 3 books at night to each child, switching whether its mom or dad or brother so they hear different voices and pronunciations from each individual. Having the opportunity to use various electronic systems and computer storybooks has also been helpful. Since mommy writes product reviews, reading new children’s ebooks sitting on mommy’s lap has become a favorite pastime for my middle child.

  140. chelesa sims says

    I enjoy watching my daughter learn and as i have told her reading is like an adventure that can take you places you have never been before. I love education and feel it is extremely important

  141. says

    I would love to win this prize. My youngest would just love using this to read. The other day while at Parent/Teacher conferences, I was told that she is doing great with her reading and once she learns a new word while reading it stays with her.

  142. Natasjha says

    My son started kindergarten this year and shown a huuuge interest in reading. Even though he has been read to all his life, I have more recently found that he enjoys reading the books that is sent home with him. I recently found out that his reading skills are also advanced, and it would be a blessing to have the V-Reader. Nothing is more important than providing your child with the tools and resources that are available to them. Now me and my family are lower class, but my chidren now that the most important thing to me for them is their learning and development.

  143. says

    I love hearing my son read to me. It’s been a struggle for him to start reading but now that he’s getting the hang of it, it’s such a beautiful thing as I’m a major bookworm.

  144. Ang Alford says

    My daughter is just getting interested in reading and I love the looks on her face when she knows she got something right , she is so excited ! belensmama at gmail dot com

  145. Ivy T says

    I love that her enthusiasm for reading has started early. She’s only just turned four and is reading some level 2 books on her own already! So wonderful to hear her reading aloud.

  146. megan h says

    were not old enough to read yet but i love how she either memerizes the book or she looks at the pictures and makes up her own story!

  147. Lisa Neutel says

    My son would benefit from this e reader, first i have heard of it but would love to have one to help my son enjoy reading

  148. Angelica says

    My son never misses a story time and at a young age always wanted to know what everything “said”. This prompted him to begin the steps of reading on his own. I would love to encourage that growth with this resource!

  149. Angela Phillips says

    I just know that my 3 year old would love this. Surely Angelique Phillips due January 14, 2012 would enjoy it as well. :)

  150. Jamie C. says

    I’m a school librarian so reading is definitely treasured at our house. I’ve always read to my 6 year old son each night and now with a daughter toddling around this would be GREAT for them to do together. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  151. Susan B says

    Reading to my almost 4-year-old (how did that happen?) is my favorite part of the day. She’s always in constant motion, but that is the time where we get to snuggle and spend some quiet time. She’s begun “taking over” and reading her favorite books to me, lately. I’ve always had a love of reading, and I hope to foster that in my daughter.

  152. Amanda Durham says

    my son has trouble reading. he is in the 2nd grade an struggling. i am trying my best 2 help him to learn cause he loves books.

  153. Melanie H. says

    I love how my daughter gets so excited when she recognizes a word and is developing a love of reading like I had as a child.

  154. Wendy O. says

    I love that my daughter takes after me with her reading habits. She LOVES reading books. She has since she was born. She can sit for ages paging through books. Her grandmother (a retired teacher) loves to sit and read book after book after book with her. (My neices hated reading, so this is her first grandchild who can’t get enough books.) My daughter has a huge library of books (probably due to the fact that grandma was a teacher, so she loves to buy books to encourage reading). :)

  155. says

    I love listening to my 5 and 7 year olds read. It is just so amazing how quickly they learn. I hope they will grow up with a love of reading like I do.

  156. Sarah says

    My oldest child has just started to read. I homeschool…so i’m right there guiding and teaching her how to read. What a blessing.

  157. says

    What i like about my sons reading is us both looking at a book and before i even say the word he says it first. I see that he is learning and it will take time. I am so happy when i hear him say the words.

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  158. says

    I love the wonder and excitement that my kids had when they learned to read. They realized a whole new world had opened up for them. Reading is so important.

  159. says

    My son has just started to notice text. He wants to know what everything says— on the cereal box, the street signs, etc. It’s so fun watching him be so excited about learning!

  160. Jeni Lutz says

    I love that my daughter loves to read to her younger brothers n nephew she has been teaching my 16 month old how to read

  161. Charity says

    My older son is an advanced reader & really enjoys it. It has been a great bonding experience to share the love of reading! My 4 yr old quadruplets would LOVE a V-Reader!

  162. says

    My boys have become very interested in books lately, asking for them before bed and enjoying all kinds of stories, making up their own and using their imaginations. I love how they are becoming so enamored of one of my favorite pastimes.

  163. Shannon B. says

    My daughter is just learning to read and I love how she reads everything…signs while we are driving, the names of products in the store or any words that flash across the television (even the credits). It is so amazing to see how she is learning more and more everyday. Would love to win this for her!

  164. amy glaze says

    I am raising my grand children and the youngest is 4, this looks like something to help him learn to read and get ready for kindergarten would sure love to win it

  165. DebbieKL says

    My son is 4 and asking “what’s this say” all the time. He likes to “read” to his sisters. Can’t wait until he can do it for real!

  166. Kenia says

    My twins grab my phone and I think they know a lot more then me and this would be awesome for them. They are learning something new everyday and this would really help them get a head start in reading. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  167. says

    My daughter is 4 and is just learning how to read. It is exciting to see her recognize different words while we are out and about. I hope she turns into a reader like her older brother. He loves books.

  168. patricia white says

    I have a 4 year old that would love this for christmas! She is excited about starting school next year and would love to start her learning to read. Thanks.

  169. Nadia says

    My little girl is just starting to sound out 3-letter words and it’s so exciting to witness the beginning of her journey into the world of reading!

  170. Sarah Morgan says

    I love that my 3 year old son would rather sit and read books than watch cartoons!! Makes me feel like I’m doing something right.

  171. Heather says

    My kids are 4 and 5 and I LOVE our reading time every evening. My son(5) reads a book after me each evening and this would be perfect for him!

  172. says

    I loved teaching my older four to read when I was homeschooling them for pre-school and kindergarten. That first page read, that first chapter book devoured – all were precious moments I’ll never forget! With Li’l E’s disability, she has to go to school for both pre-school and kindergarten to get the right services (hearing support)… So I’m not likely “THE ONE” that will be solely teaching her to read so a toy like this could be really fun to get a jump start on the reading here at home together…

  173. Rebecca C. says

    My daughter is an avid reader, and I love that her desire for reading has helped her excel in school. Her little brothers are excited about reading also and we hope they share her love for reading.

  174. says

    My granddaughter is only 3, so doesn’t know how to read yet, but she loves to have mommy or grammie read to her. I’m sure she would love this e-reader.

  175. says

    I love watching Punkin figuring out how to sound words out. It’s fun to watch him learning. My goal is to make sure he doesn’t get too frustrated with all the silly exceptions to the “rules”.

  176. Jeanette Jackson says

    I would like to enter to win this for my grandson. We love reading and I want him to love reading too so this looks like a perfect way to get him interested in reading. He loves it when we read a book to him so I’m sure he would like to try it himself

  177. Chuck says

    Would really like to win this for my son, he’s having a bit of a problem when it comes to reading. This would help out allot.

  178. says

    My son is only 3 so not quite reading, but he is recognizing letters and a few sight words. I love that when he sees a word that he thinks he knows he just says it like its right. He is very confident and it shines through.

  179. says

    My daughter has a hard time with reading. We work with her everyday but it’s a task in its self. I think if she were to have one the V-Tech reading system.. it’d add some fun into the learning. I think it’d be a blessing to win so I could give it to her for Christmas.

  180. says

    I have several children so it is awesome to see the children who have grown into strong readers and lovers of books and to see the children who are just learning to read and how magical it seems to them.

  181. CHip says

    I love all the great tools and enjoyment my son has to learn to read these days. I had a hard time and hated it. This is something I wish I had when I was his age.

  182. Megan Weber says

    I love that my daughter now listens to me reading her stories and then insists on “reading” them back to me at 2 1/2 years old. She also insists on reading stories to our newborn daughter!

  183. Kathy says

    I would LOVE to give my daughter a nice gift for Christmas. She is in preschool (3 years old) and is very smart. She LOVES to read so much! This would absolutely perfect for her!!

  184. cindy says

    My grandangel loves to read. She is in the first grade and brings home books to read to her parents, sister and even ME! I love walking into her room and finding her curled up on her bed reading one of her favorite books. :)

  185. says

    My three year old son loves when we read together. Its map fun to see the excitement on his face when we pick out our book for the night! I love when he adds parts to the stories based on what he sees in the pictures :)

  186. Pauline says

    I am very proud of my 3 y/o daughter who know how to spell her full name and the basic 3 letter words like cat, dog, & hat – (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  187. tarah rogers says

    I would love to win this for my 3 year old son. He loves to be read to and is very into reading and learning to read

  188. Liv says

    My son has been doing the “your baby can read system” since he was 4mths old @ 3 he is a avid reader Love wathing the joy on his face when he reads

  189. mali says

    my 2 year old LOVES books but our bookselvees are packed with this system I can buy more book with out the need for more storage

  190. Jill Myrick says

    I love the excitement that I see on my sons face when he learns a new book or reads a new story.
    While I am cooking dinner of a evening he sits at the table in the kitchen and reads to me. I love hearing his voice and the expressions that he uses when reading. Also how he gets excited as he reads and tries to guess what is ahead before reading.


  191. Autumn says

    I love that my daughter is trying to read on her own now. She is not even three years old yet, but is so very smart!

  192. tiffany says

    I have heard how great these are for beginning readers….my son would certainly benefit if they weren’t so expensive…

  193. Megan Parsons says

    My daughter is in 2nd grade this year and she has learned to spell so many new words this year. Not that she knows how to read she really enjoys it and I love to watch and listen to her read. She is getting so smart! My son just started school this year and he is starting to learn some words, so it’s fun when I read to him and he gets all excited if he sees a word he knows.

  194. Melissa Shirley says

    My son is ADHD and dyslexic so it has been a real challenge for him to learn to read, and a challenge for me to teach him.

  195. says

    I love that I home school my three children and my eldest, age 6 is reading! It is such a wonderful feeling to have the ability to teach him to read…one of life’s greatest pleasures!

  196. jessca says

    My daughter is four and on her way to reading. She is still working on the letters because a few are confusing to her but she played her cousins tow and loved it!

  197. Cheryl Rahkonen says

    My grandson has had difficulty in preschool and kindergarten learning his alphabet and recognizing letters and numbers. Just recently he had his ah-h-h moment and everything seemed to click. He looks at books now and sounds out the words and tries to read. He is so absorbed in trying to learn that his mother has to take the books and workbooks away from him to get ready for bed. I know he would love the Interactive Reading System.


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